Some people don't get too concerned if they are charged with a misdemeanor, like a DUI or possession of marijuana. Sure, they may be annoyed by the inconvenience of being on probation or having a restricted license, but they know that in the end they probably won't end up serving any jail time and eventually their lives will get back to normal. Facing a felony charge, however, is a whole different ballgame.
Felony charges, like rape, burglary, and robbery, are a serious matter for anyone to deal with, and the potential penalties almost always include the specter of a prison sentence. Any Fresno resident who is facing these types of allegations can expect to be on the receiving end of an aggressive prosecution effort.
Our firm recognizes that many of our clients have never been charged with a felony before and therefore they might not know what to expect. And we know that someone in that position may be afraid, with their heads spinning thinking about what the consequences could mean for that person individually, as well as their family. We strive to take the time to help each of our clients understand the options and consequences in their unique situations.
The prosecutors who handle felony cases in Fresno and the surrounding area are usually good, experienced lawyers. They know what they are doing, and that is why we think it is important for our clients to have the same level of competence behind their criminal defense strategy. The lawyers at our firm have a combined total of over 25 years of experience in criminal defense practice. To learn more about how we approach felony charges from a defense perspective, please visit the criminal defense overview page of our website.